Manual 13824619

Manual 13824619

Section 2 Features and Controls

Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly

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and what to do if you have a problem.

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Keys

Door Locks

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7 Remote Keyless Entry System

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12 Trunk

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15 Theft

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16 Theft

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Deterrent System

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18 PASS

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Key

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20 New Vehicle “Break

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20 Ignition Positions

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22 Starting Your Engine

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24 Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)

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25 Automatic Transaxle Operation

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30 Parking Brake

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Shifting Into PARK (P)

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35 Shifting Out of PARK (P)

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36 Parking Over Things That Burn

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37 Engine Exhaust

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37 Running Your Engine While You’re Parked

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38 Windows

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39 Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Column

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40 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

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46 Exterior Lamps

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51 Interior Lamps

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53 Mirrors

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57 Storage Compartments

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60 Rear Power Sunshade (If Equipped)

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61 Cellular Telephone (Option)

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62 Sunroof (Option)

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63 HomeLink

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Transmitter

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68 The Instrument Panel

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Your

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Information System

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73 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators

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87 Driver Information Center (DIC)

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102 Night Vision System (Option)

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106 Navigation (Option)

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107 Ultrasonic Rear Parking

Assist (URPA) (Option)

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Keys

CAUTION:

Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed.

They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. If they turned the ignition to ON and moved the shift lever out of PARK (P), that would release the parking brake. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with children.

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Master Key Valet Key

There is a master key that works all of the lock cylinders

(driver’s door, trunk, ignition and glove box).

There is also a VALET key which only operates the driver’s door and the ignition.

Both the master and VALET key have a transponder embedded into the key for security and vehicle theft deterrence. The keys also come with a bar code tag.

Keep the bar code tag in a safe place. If you lose your key, you will be able to have a new one made using the bar code tag. The replacement key must have a vehicle theft deterrent system transponder embedded in it.

NOTICE:

Your vehicle has a number of new features that can help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have to damage your vehicle to get in. So be sure you have extra keys.

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Door Locks

CAUTION:

Unlocked doors can be dangerous.

Passengers

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especially children

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can easily open the doors and fall out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won’t open it.

Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle.

This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren’t locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you will be far better off whenever you drive your vehicle.

There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.

From the outside, use either of the keys or the remote keyless entry transmitter.

With the theft

deterrent system, you must unlock the doors with the key or remote keyless entry transmitter to avoid setting off the alarm.

Push down on the manual lock button to lock the door from the inside. To unlock the door, pull up on the button.

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Central Door Unlocking System

Your vehicle has a central door unlocking mode and a theft

deterrent system. When unlocking the driver’s door, you can unlock the other doors by holding the key in the turned position for a few seconds or by quickly turning the door key twice in the lock cylinder.

Power Door Locks

Press the power door lock button to lock or unlock all the doors at once. The power door lock buttons located on the rear doors can lock all the doors at once, but cannot unlock the doors.

Automatic Door Locks

Your vehicle is equipped with a default mode, so that every time your doors are closed, the ignition is on and you move the shift lever out of PARK (P), all the doors will lock. The doors will unlock every time you stop the vehicle and move the shift lever back into PARK (P).

If someone needs to get out while your vehicle is not in

PARK (P), have that person use the manual or power lock. When the door is closed again, it will not lock automatically. Use the manual or power lock to lock the door again. If you need to lock the doors before shifting out of PARK (P), use the manual or power lock button to lock the doors.

Programmable Automatic Door Locks

With the ignition in ON, the door locks can be programmed through prompts displayed by the Driver

Information Center (DIC). These prompts allow the driver to choose various lock settings. For programming information, see “Memory and Personalization

Features” in the Index.

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Rear Door Security Locks

Your vehicle is equipped with rear door security locks that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors of your vehicle from the inside.

To use this lock:

1. Turn the knob on the passenger’s side rear door clockwise all the way down to the

ENGAGED position.

2. Close the door.

3. Turn the knob on the driver’s side rear door counterclockwise all the way down to the engaged position.

The rear doors of your vehicle cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use.

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When you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on:

1. Unlock the door from the inside.

2. Then open the door from the outside.

To cancel the rear door lock:

1. Unlock the door and open it from the outside.

2. Turn the passenger’s side rear door knob counterclockwise all the way back to the original position.

3. Turn the driver’s side rear door knob clockwise all the way back to the original position.

The rear door locks will now work normally.

Anti-Lockout Feature

Leaving your key in any ignition position with any door open will disable the use of the power door lock buttons as well as the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. If you close the doors, you can lock them using the remote keyless entry transmitter. It is always recommended that you remove the ignition key when locking your vehicle.

Also, the anti

lockout feature can be overridden by holding the driver’s power door lock button for three seconds or longer.

Leaving Your Vehicle

If you are leaving the vehicle, open the door, set the locks from the inside, get out and close the door.

Remote Keyless Entry System

With this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to

30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle.

Your remote keyless entry transmitter operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This device complies with RSS

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210 of Industry Canada.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

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The average range of this system is about 10 feet (3 m).

At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry transmitter. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this:

D Check the distance. You may be too far from your vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy or snowy weather.

D Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. Take a few steps to the left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again.

D Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See the instructions that follow.

D If you’re still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.

Operation

When you press this symbol to unlock the driver’s door, the parking lamps on your vehicle will flash twice. (You can program your vehicle so the parking lamps will not flash. They will also not flash if the manual park lamps are on.

For more information, see “Lock/Unlock Confirmation” in the Index.) Pressing this symbol again within five seconds will unlock the other doors. Pressing this symbol will also disarm the theft

deterrent system and turn on the interior lamps at night.

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When you press this symbol to lock the doors, the parking lamps will flash once and the horn will sound.

The park lamps will not flash, however, if the manual park lamps are left on. (You can also program your vehicle so the parking lamps will not flash and the horn will not sound. For more information, see “Lock/Unlock

Confirmation” in the Index.) This also arms the theft

deterrent system.

Press this symbol to open the trunk. (The VALET lockout switch must be off for this feature to work.)

Your transmitter also comes equipped with an instant panic alarm. To use the alarm, press this symbol. The horn will sound and the exterior lights will flash for up to 30 seconds. To stop the instant panic alarm, press the symbol again or turn the ignition to ON.

The remote keyless entry transmitter can also be used to recall the memory settings for up to two drivers. For more information, see “Memory Seat and Mirrors” in the Index.

Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle

Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.

If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have only four transmitters matched to it.

Since all vehicles come with only two transmitters. You must check with your dealer for information on how to obtain additional transmitters.

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Battery Replacement

Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years.

You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

NOTICE:

When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter.

1. Use the round end of the door key or a coin to pry open the transmitter.

2. Once the transmitter is separated, use a pencil

(or similar object) to remove the old battery.

Do not use a metal object.

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3. Replace the battery. Insert the new battery as the instructions under the cover indicate.

4. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be sure no moisture can enter.

5. Resynchronize the transmitter. See

“Resynchronization” following.

Resynchronization

Pressing the remote keyless entry transmitter buttons numerous times (approximately 250 times) out of the vehicle’s operating range may cause the transmitter not to work. Replacing the battery and pressing the transmitter buttons out of range will also cause the transmitter not to work. If only the instant alarm button works, the transmitter needs to be resynchronized to the receiver. Do this by pressing and holding both the lock and unlock buttons on the transmitter for about eight seconds. You must be within range of the vehicle.

Once the transmitter has been resynchronized, the locks will cycle from lock to unlock. See your dealer for service if your transmitter doesn’t work properly.

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Trunk

CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to drive with the trunk lid open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can’t see or smell

CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

If you must drive with the trunk lid open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid:

D Make sure all other windows are shut.

D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling

system to its highest speed with the setting on AUTO or ECON and the temperature between 65

_ F (18_ C) and 85_ F (29_ C).

That will force outside air into your vehicle.

See “Comfort Controls” in the Index.

D If you have air outlets on or under the

instrument panel, open them all the way.

See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index.

Trunk Lock Release

To use this feature, your vehicle must be in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and the

VALET lockout switch must be off.

Press the trunk release button, located on the left side of the instrument panel, to open the trunk.

You can also press the trunk button on the remote keyless entry transmitter to access the trunk compartment. To disable the use of this feature, see

“Valet Lockout Switch” in the Index.

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Trunk Lid Tie Down

CAUTION:

Driving with the trunk lid open can allow dangerous CO (carbon monoxide) gas to come into your vehicle. You can’t see or smell CO.

It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

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If you ever need to drive with your trunk lid open, then:

D Make sure all windows, the rear seat

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through and sunroof are closed.

D Turn the fan on your heating and cooling

system to its highest speed, with the setting on VENT. This forces fresh outside air into your vehicle.

D Open all air ducts on the instrument panel.

Don’t use the trunk lid tie down if you are towing a trailer because of the danger of CO.

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This feature is used to secure the trunk lid if it will not close completely, such as when carrying large packages in the trunk.

1. Attach the clip end of the tie down to the “D” ring on the trunk lid (see view A).

2. Attach the hook end of the tie down to the striker located at the center of the trunk sill (see view B).

3. Tighten the tie down by pulling the free end of the cord until secure.

4. To remove the tie down, press the clip end release and loosen the cord.

Theft

Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.

Although your vehicle has a number of theft

deterrent features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help.

Key in the Ignition

If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s an easy target for joy riders or professional thieves

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so don’t do it.

When you park your vehicle and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this.

Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle. And remember to lock the doors.

Parking at Night

Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight.

Put them in a storage area, or take them with you.

Parking Lots

If you park in a lot where someone will be watching your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys.

But what if you have to leave your ignition key?

D If possible, park in a busy, well lit area.

D Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk or glove box. Be sure to close and lock the storage area.

D Close all windows.

D Move the trunk release lockout switch to ON.

D Lock the glove box.

D Lock all the doors except the driver’s.

D Then take the door key and remote keyless entry transmitter with you.

D Leave only the valet key.

D Take all other keys and the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter with you.

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Theft

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Deterrent System

If the ignition is off and any door is open, the

SECURITY light will flash, reminding you to activate the system.

The light will also flash if the battery has been disconnected and reconnected. To arm the system, do the following:

1. Open the door.

2. Lock the door using the power door lock or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The SECURITY light should come on and stay on.

3. Close all the doors. The SECURITY light should go off within about 30 seconds.

The horn will sound and the lamps will flash for about

30 seconds when the door or trunk is opened without the key or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The horn also sounds if the locks are damaged.

Remember, the theft

deterrent system won’t activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock button or the remote keyless entry transmitter.

To avoid activating the alarm by accident:

D Always unlock a door with a known key or use the remote keyless entry transmitter. (Using a known key or pressing the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter disables the theft

deterrent system.) Unlocking a door any other way, such as using an unknown key, will activate the alarm system.

D The vehicle should be locked with the door key after the doors are closed if you don’t want to activate the theft

deterrent system.

If you activate the alarm by accident, unlock any door with your key. You can also turn off the alarm by using the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by using a known key. The alarm won’t stop if you try to unlock a door any other way

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Testing the Alarm

1. From inside the vehicle, roll down the window, then get out of the vehicle, keeping the door open.

2. From outside of the vehicle, with the door open, lock the vehicle using the power door lock or the remote keyless entry transmitter and close the door.

Wait 30 seconds until the SECURITY light goes off.

3. Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock and open the door. The horn will sound and the headlamps will flash.

If the alarm does not sound when it should, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the

Index. If the fuse does not need to be replaced, you may need to have your vehicle serviced.

To reduce the possibility of theft, always activate the theft

deterrent system when leaving your vehicle.

Valet Lockout Switch

The valet lockout switch is located inside the glovebox.

Pushing the VALET lockout switch to ON will disable the use of the power trunk, fuel door and garage door openers. Pushing the switch to OFF again will make these features reusable. Locking the glove box with the key will also help to secure your vehicle.

The remote keyless entry transmitter cannot be used to open the trunk or fuel door if the valet lockout switch is in the ON position. Also, the valet key will not unlock the glovebox or trunk.

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PASS

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Key

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Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS

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Key III

(Personalized Automotive Security System) theft theft

deterrent system. PASS

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Key III is a passive

deterrent system. This means you don’t have to do anything different to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition.

Your PASS

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Key III system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This device complies with RSS

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210 of Industry Canada.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

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Key III uses a radio frequency transponder in the key that matches a decoder in your vehicle.

When the PASS

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Key III system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial

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error method to start the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes.

When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the SECURITY light comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder. Turn the ignition off and try again.

If the engine does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit

Breakers” in the Index). If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS

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Key III to have a new key made.

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It is possible for the PASS

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Key III decoder to learn the transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up to ten additional keys may be programmed for the vehicle.

This procedure is for learning additional keys only. If all the currently programmed keys are lost or do not operate, you must see your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS

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Key III to have keys made and programmed to the system.

See your dealer or a locksmith who can service

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Key III to get a new blank key that is cut exactly as a current black

colored driver’s key that operates the system. Do not use a gray

colored valet key for this procedure.

To program the new key:

D Insert the current driver’s key (black in color) in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start see your dealer for service.

D After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and remove the key.

D Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON within ten seconds of removing the previous key.

D The SECURITY light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the

SECURITY light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed.

D Repeat the Steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.

If you are ever driving and the SECURITY light comes on and stays on, you will be able to start your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS

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Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS

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Key

III system at this time.

If you lose or damage a PASS

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Key III key, see your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS

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Key III to have a new key made.

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New Vehicle “Break

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NOTICE:

Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate

“break

in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:

D Don’t drive at any one speed

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fast or slow

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for the first 500 miles (805 km).

Don’t make full

throttle starts.

D Avoid making hard stops for the first

200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement.

Follow this breaking

in guideline every time you get new brake linings.

D Don’t tow a trailer during break

in.

See “Towing a Trailer” in the Index for more information.

Ignition Positions

If you cannot start your vehicle and you are unable to remove your key from the ignition, see “Shift Lock

Release” in the Index.

CAUTION:

Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in the vehicle with children.

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NOTICE:

If your key seems stuck in OFF and you can’t turn it, be sure you are using the correct key; if so, is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard. But turn the key only with your hand.

Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service.

With the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to four different positions.

OFF (A): Before you put the key in, the ignition will be in OFF. This is the only position in which you can remove the key. This position locks the ignition, steering wheel and transaxle. It’s a theft

deterrent feature.

ACCESSORY (B): This position allows you to use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. This position will allow you to turn off the engine, but still turn the steering wheel. If your vehicle has a column shifter, you will still be able to move the shift lever. Use ACCESSORY if you must have your vehicle in motion while the engine is off (for example, if your vehicle is being pushed or towed).

ON (C): This position is for driving. If your vehicle has a floor (console) shifter and you turn off the engine, the transaxle will lock. If you need to shift the transaxle out of

PARK (P), the ignition key has to be in ON.

START (D): This position starts the engine.

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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)

The following accessories on your vehicle may be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned from

ON to OFF:

D Radio

D Power Windows

D Sunroof

Power to these accessories will stop after 10 minutes or if any door is opened. If you want power for another

10 minutes, turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY, then back to OFF. Always leave your key in OFF when using

RAP. If you leave your key in any other position than

OFF, your battery will discharge prematurely.

Starting Your Engine

Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N).

Your engine won’t start in any other position

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that’s a safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.

NOTICE:

Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transaxle. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped.

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Starting Your Northstar V8 Engine

1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm.

NOTICE:

Holding your key in START for longer than

15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter.

2. If it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in

START for about three seconds at a time until your engine starts. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter.

3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline.

Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in

START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing.

NOTICE:

Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly.

If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing

Your Vehicle” in the Index.

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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)

In very cold weather, 0

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_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm

up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle.

To Use the Engine Coolant Heater

1. Turn off the engine.

2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord.

The electrical cord is located on the driver’s side of the engine, behind the transaxle dipstick/fluid fill location (C) and next to the engine.

3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110

volt AC outlet.

A. Engine Oil Dipstick Location

B. Engine Coolant Heater Cord

C. Transaxle Dipstick/Fluid Fill Location

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CAUTION:

Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the cord into a properly grounded three

prong

110

volt AC outlet. If the cord won’t reach, use a heavy

duty three

prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps.

4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.

How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your dealer in the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.

Automatic Transaxle Operation

The automatic transaxle may have either a shift lever located on the steering column or on the console between the seats.

There are several different positions for the shift lever.

Console Shifter

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Column Shifter (Digital and Analog Cluster similar)

PARK (P): This position locks the front wheels. It’s the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle can’t move easily.

CAUTION:

It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.

Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P).

See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. If you’re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.

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Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully

apply your regular brakes before you can shift from

PARK (P) when the ignition key is in ON. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever

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push the shift lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the gear you wish. See “Shifting Out of

PARK (P)” in the Index.

REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up.

Also use this gear to rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, ice or sand without damaging your transaxle. See “Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow” in the Index for additional information.

NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use

NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed.

NOTICE:

Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage your transaxle.

Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle has stopped.

CAUTION:

Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racing” (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could lose control and hit people or objects. Don’t shift out of PARK (P) or

NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing.

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NOTICE:

Damage to your transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn’t covered by your warranty.

DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re:

D Going less than 35 mph (55 km/h), push the accelerator pedal about halfway down.

D Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more, push the accelerator all the way down.

The transaxle will shift down to the next gear and have more power.

NOTICE:

If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it doesn’t seem to shift gears as you accelerate, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your vehicle can be damaged. So if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35 mph (55 km/h) and DRIVE (D) for higher speeds.

THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than DRIVE (D).

Here are examples for using THIRD (3) instead of

DRIVE (D).

D When driving on hilly, winding roads.

D When towing a trailer, so there is less shifting between gears.

D When going down a steep hill.

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SECOND (2): This position gives you more power. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on.

NOTICE:

Don’t shift into SECOND (2) unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine.

FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. (If the shift lever is put in

FIRST (1), the transaxle won’t shift into gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.)

NOTICE:

If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t try to drive. This might happen if you were stuck in very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid object. You could damage your transaxle.

Also, if you stop when going uphill, don’t hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could cause overheating and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes to hold your vehicle in position on a hill.

Performance Shifting (DTS Only)

When your vehicle detects a change in driving conditions, it will automatically initiate the appropriate performance shift mode. When this occurs the gear display on the instrument panel cluster will change to indicate that the transmission has shifted to a different gear. For example, the gear display on the cluster may indicate D, 3, 2, or 1 even though the gearshift is still in

DRIVE (D). Once the performance shift mode ends, the gear display on the cluster will return to normal.

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Parking Brake

Hold the regular brake pedal down with your right foot and push the parking brake pedal down with your left foot to set the parking brake.

If the ignition is on, the BRAKE indicator light should come on. If it doesn’t, you need to have your vehicle serviced.

When you move out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and the engine is running, the parking brake should release. If the parking brake has not been fully released and you try to drive off with the parking brake on, the

BRAKE indicator light will come on and stay on.

If the brake doesn’t fully release, you can manually release the lever. Before attempting to release the lever however, be sure to carefully read the following paragraphs.

CAUTION:

Always shift to PARK (P) before pulling the manual release lever. If your hand or arm is in the way of the pedal you could be hurt. The pedal springs back quickly. Keep your hand and arm away when you use the manual release lever.

Before releasing the manual parking brake, be sure to put the vehicle in PARK (P) and turn the ignition to OFF.

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Reach under the driver’s side of the instrument panel and pull on the manual release lever, which is located above the parking brake pedal. If the parking brake does not release, you should either drive to the nearest service station or have your vehicle towed.

NOTICE:

Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle.

If you are towing a trailer and are parking on a hill, see

“Towing a Trailer” in the Index. This section shows what to do first to keep the trailer from moving. For more information, see “Brake Indicator Light” in the Index.

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Shifting Into PARK (P)

CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.

To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you’re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a

Trailer” in the Index.

Steering Column Shift Lever (If Equipped)

1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot.

2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this:

D Pull the lever toward you.

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Console Shift Lever (If Equipped)

1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot.

D Move the lever up as far as it will go.

3. With your right foot still holding the brake pedal down, set the parking brake.

4. Turn the ignition key to OFF.

5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).

2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P).

3. With your right foot still holding the brake pedal down, set the parking brake.

4. Turn the ignition key to OFF.

5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).

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Leaving Your Vehicle With the

Engine Running

CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire. You or others could be injured. Don’t leave your vehicle with the engine running unless you have to.

If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you’ve moved the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pulling it toward you. If you can, it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully locked into PARK (P).

Torque Lock

If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s seat. To find out how, see “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.

If torque lock does occur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).

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Shifting Out of PARK (P)

Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in ON. See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index.

If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever

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push the shift lever all the way into

PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the gear you want. If you ever hold the brake pedal down, but still can’t shift out of

PARK (P) and your vehicle has a column shifter, try this:

1. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY.

2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4.

3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N).

4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want.

5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can.

Shift Lock Release (Console Shifter Only)

This vehicle is equipped with an electric shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to:

D Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in PARK (P), and

D Prevent movement of the shift lever out of PARK (P) unless the ignition is in a position other than OFF.

The shift lock release is always functional except in the case of a dead battery or low voltage (less than 9 V) battery.

If your vehicle has a dead battery or a battery with low voltage, there is an override access hole that will allow you to override the shift lock release.

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The console shift lock release is located on the front of the center console.

Parking Over Things That Burn

To access the shift lock release hole:

1. Verify that the shift lever is in PARK (P).

2. Locate the shift lock release on the front of the center console.

3. Remove the shift lock release hole cover.

4. Insert a small diameter screwdriver into the shift lock release hole, press in and hold.

5. Turn the ignition key to OFF.

6. Remove the screwdriver from the hole.

7. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch.

8. Put the shift lock release hole cover back on.

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CAUTION:

Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn.

Engine Exhaust

CAUTION:

Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death.

You might have exhaust coming in if:

D Your exhaust system sounds strange

or different.

D Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.

D Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.

D Your vehicle was damaged when driving

over high points on the road or over road debris.

D Repairs weren’t done correctly.

D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been

modified improperly.

If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle:

D Drive it only with all the windows down to

blow out any CO; and

D Have your vehicle fixed immediately.

Running Your Engine While

You’re Parked

It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know.

CAUTION:

Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier Caution under

“Engine Exhaust”).

Also, idling in a closed

in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place this can happen is a garage. Exhaust

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with

CO

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can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running.

Another closed

in place can be a blizzard.

(See “Blizzard” in the Index.)

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CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.

Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you’ve left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake after you move the shift lever to PARK (P).

Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t move. See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.

If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pulling a trailer, also see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.

Windows

Power Windows

The power window controls are located on the armrest near each window. Press the up or down arrows on the controls to raise or lower windows.

The second rearward position on the window control operates the express

down window feature.

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Express

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Down Window

All power windows have this feature. Pressing the control rearward to the second position then releasing it, will lower a window completely. If you want to stop the window as it is lowering, press the control forward briefly.

Press the control forward again to raise the window.

The first rearward position on the power window control operates the driver’s power window in the non

express mode.

Rear Window Lockout

Horn

The horn can be sounded by pressing on the center of the steering wheel pad.

Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Column

Tilt steering allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. Raising the steering wheel to the highest level gives your legs more room when you enter and exit the vehicle.

Pressing this button down will disable the rear window controls and cause the button to light, indicating that the feature is in use. To restore power to the rear windows, press the button again.

This knob is located on the outboard side of the steering column. Push up or down on the knob to adjust the tilt of steering wheel. Then, push back or pull forward on the knob, to adjust the height of the steering column.

Release the knob to lock the wheel and column into place.

It is also possible to move the steering column to a different position by momentarily pressing the adjustment knob.

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Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

Turn and Lane Change Signals

To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.

The lever returns automatically when the turn is complete.

An arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change.

Headlamp High/Low Beam

Push forward for high beam to change the headlamps from low beam to high. Pull the lever back and then release it to change from high beam to low.

This light located on the instrument panel will be on, indicating high

beam usage.

Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change. Hold it there until the lane change is complete. The lever returns when it’s released.

If the turn signal is left on, a warning chime will sound and the Driver Information Center (DIC) will display

TURN SIGNAL ON (after driving about a mile) to remind you to turn it off.

Arrows that flash rapidly when signaling for a turn or lane change may be caused by a burned out signal bulb.

Other drivers won’t see the turn signal.

Replace burned

out bulbs to help avoid possible accidents. Check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit

Breakers” in the Index) and for burned

out bulbs if the arrow fails to work when signaling a turn.

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Flash-To-Pass

This lets you use the high beam headlamps to signal the driver in front of you that you want to pass.

Pull and hold the turn signal lever toward you to use.

When you do:

D If the headlamps are either off or in the DRL mode, the high beam headlamps will turn on. They’ll stay on as long as you hold the lever there. Release the lever to turn them off.

D If the headlamps are on highbeam, they will switch to low beam. To return to high beam, push the lever away from you.

Windshield Wipers

WIPER: Turn the band on the turn signal lever to control the wipers.

MIST: Turn the band toward you to“mist” and then release it for a single wiping cycle. For more cycles, hold the band on MIST longer.

LO or HI: Turn the band away from you to either

LO (low speed) or to HI (high speed), depending on the wiper speed you want.

DELAY: You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes with this setting. Turn the band to one of the DELAY positions. The closer you move it to

LO, the shorter the delay.

OFF: Turn the band to OFF to turn off the wipers.

Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If the blades do become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.

Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor.

A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools.

Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload.

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Rainsense

t Wipers (If Equipped)

This moisture sensor is mounted on the passenger’s interior side of the windshield behind the rearview mirror and is used to automatically operate the wipers by monitoring the amount of moisture that is on the windshield.

The Rainsense system can be activated by turning the wiper stalk to one of the five sensitivity levels indicated on the stalk. The position closest to OFF is the lowest sensitivity setting. This allows more water to collect on the windshield between wipes. Turning the stalk away from you to the other settings increases the sensitivity of the system and frequency of wipes. A single wipe will occur each time you turn the wiper stalk to a higher sensitivity level. An initial wipe occurs when you turn the ignition on as a reminder that Rainsense is active.

The Rainsense wipers operate in a delay mode as well as a continuous low or high speed depending on the amount of moisture and the sensitivity level. The MIST and “wash” cycles operate as normal and are not affected by the Rainsense function.

NOTICE:

The wipers must be turned off when going through a car wash to avoid damage.

It is important to note that the Rainsense wiping feature can be overridden at any time by manually changing the wiper control to LO or HI speed.

If you ever need to replace the windshield, make sure it is Rainsense compatible.

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Windshield Washer Cruise Control

CAUTION:

In freezing weather, don’t use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision.

At the top of the turn signal/multifunction lever there is a paddle with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, press and release this paddle.

The wipers will clear the windshield and either stop or return to your preset speed. For more washer cycles, press and hold the paddle.

LOW WASHER FLUID will be displayed on the Driver

Information Center (DIC) when the washer fluid reaches a low level.

The controls to operate cruise control are located on the steering wheel.

With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This is helpful on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h).

When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off.

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Setting Cruise Control

CAUTION:

D Cruise control can be dangerous where you

can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic.

D Cruise control can be dangerous on

slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads.

CAUTION:

If you leave your cruise control switch on when you’re not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you don’t want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control.

If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. (See

“Traction Control System” in the Index.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back on.

1. Press the CRUISE ON/OFF button to turn cruise control on. (The button is located on the bottom left of the steering wheel.) An indicator light will come on to show that the cruise control is on.

2. Get up to the speed you want.

3. Press the SET/CST (coast) button. (The button is located on the bottom right of the steering wheel.)

The CRUISE ENGAGED message will display on the Driver Information Center (DIC).

4. Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.

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Resuming a Set Speed

Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it.

Once the vehicle is traveling approximately 25 mph

(40 km/h) or more, you can press RES/ACC

(resume/accelerate) button to return to your desired preset speed. Also note that the DIC will display the

CRUISE ENGAGED message again.

The vehicle will return to and stay at your preset speed.

If you press and hold the RES/ACC button briefly, the vehicle speed will increase until you release the button or apply the brake. Again, unless you want to go faster, do not press and hold the RES/ACC button.

Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control

There are two ways to go to a higher speed:

D Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed.

Press the SET/CST button, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You will now cruise at the higher speed.

D Press the RES/ACC button. Hold it there until you get up to the speed that you want, and then release the button. To increase your speed in very small amounts, briefly press the RES/ACC button and then release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will speed up approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.

The accelerate feature will only work after you have set the cruise control speed by pressing the

SET/CST button.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control

There are two ways to reduce your speed while using cruise control:

D Press the SET/CST button until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. A CRUISE

ENGAGED message will then be displayed in the DIC.

D To slow down in very small amounts, push the

SET/CST button briefly. Each time you do this, the vehicle will slow down approximately 1 mph

(1.6 km/h).

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Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier.

Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills.

When going up steep hills, you may have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Applying the brake or shifting into a lower gear will take you out of cruise control. If you need to apply the brake or shift to a lower gear due to the grade of the downhill slope, you may not want to attempt to use your cruise control feature.

Ending Cruise Control

To turn off the cruise control, step lightly on the brake pedal, or press the CRUISE ON/OFF button on the steering wheel.

Erasing Speed Memory

When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased.

Exterior Lamps

D Headlamps

D Taillamps

D Parking Lamps

D Sidemarker Lamps

D License Plate Lamp

This control on the left side of the instrument panel controls these lamp systems:

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Parking Lamps

Turn the lamp control knob clockwise to the first stop, to turn on the parking, taillamps, sidemarker lamps. If it is night, the instrument panel switch backlighting will also illuminate. Turn the control knob counterclockwise all the way back to turn the lamps and lights off.

Headlamps

Turn the control knob clockwise all the way to turn on the parklamps and headlamps. Turn the control knob counterclockwise to turn the lamps off.

Wiper

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Activated Headlamps

This feature activates the headlamps and parking lamps after the windshield wipers have been in use for approximately six seconds.

In order to operate the wiper

Twilight Sentinel

R

activated headlamps, the

must be turned on; the ignition key in the ON position and the windshield wipers on, or in a delay setting. If the windshield wipers are active while the ignition key is in ON, but the Twilight Sentinel switch is off, a “Headlamps Suggested” message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center. This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended.

This feature lights the way in poor weather and it also makes your vehicle more visible to other drivers. If the wiper

activated headlamps are on and the ignition switch, Twilight Sentinel, or the wipers are turned off, the wiper

activated headlamps will immediately turn off.

Lamps on Reminder

If the manual headlamp control is left on and a door is opened, a warning chime will sound. An exception is when the Twilight Sentinel function is active.

Daytime Running Lamps

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.

DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset.

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The DRL system will make the high

beam headlamps come on at reduced intensity when:

D it is still daylight and the ignition is on,

D the headlamp switch is off and

D the transaxle is not in PARK (P).

When DRL are on, only your high

beam headlamps

(at reduced intensity) will be on. No other exterior lamps such as the parking lamps, taillamps, etc. will be on when the DRL are being used. Your instrument panel won’t be lit up either.

When the Twilight Sentinel control is on and it’s dark enough outside, the high

beam headlamps (at reduced intensity) will turn off and automatic high

beam headlamp operation will occur. When the Twilight

Sentinel switch is on and it’s bright enough outside, the automatic lamps will go off, and the high

beam headlamps at reduced intensity will take over.

If it’s dark enough outside and the Twilight Sentinel control is off, a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display on the Driver Information Center (DIC).

This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended even though the DRL are still illuminated (it’s become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps).

Turning on the Twilight Sentinel, the headlamp switch or the fog lamp switch will remove the HEADLAMPS

SUGGESTED message.

To idle your vehicle at night with the DRL off, turn off the Twilight Sentinel and shift the transaxle into

PARK (P). Placing your vehicle in PARK (P) disables the DRL. The DRL will stay off until you shift out of PARK (P).

To drive your vehicle at night with the DRL off, turn off the Twilight Sentinel and manually turn on the parking lamps.

As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need it.

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Fog Lamps (If Equipped)

Use the fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty conditions. When you press the fog lamp button, a fog lamp symbol located in the instrument panel will come on to indicate that the fog lamps and the parking lamps are on.

Cornering Lamps

The cornering lamps come on when the headlamps or parking lamps are on and you signal a turn with the multifunction lever. They provide more light for cornering.

Twilight Sentinel

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This control is next to the headlamp knob. It automatically switches the lamps on and off by sensing how dark it is outside.

Press the button again to turn them off.

If you turn on the high

beam headlamps, the fog lamps will turn off. They’ll turn back on again when you switch to low

beam headlamps.

When the Twilight Sentinel is on and the fog lamp switch is activated, the fog lamps will remain on as well as the headlamps and parking lamps.

To operate the Twilight Sentinel, leave the lamp knob off and move the TWILIGHT control to any position but OFF.

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If you move the control all the way to the right, the lamps will remain on for approximately three minutes after the ignition has been turned to OFF. If you move the control so it is just on, the lamps will go off quickly when you turn the ignition switch out of OFF. You can adjust the delay time from only a few seconds to about three minutes.

If it’s dark enough outside and the Twilight Sentinel control is off, a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display on the Driver Information Center (DIC).

This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended (it’s become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps). Turning on the Twilight Sentinel, the headlamp switch or the fog lamp switch will remove the

HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message.

Light Sensor

The light sensor for the DRL and the Twilight Sentinel is located in the center of the front defogger grille. If you cover the sensor, it will read “dark” and the lamps will come on.

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Exterior Lighting Battery Saver

If the headlamp or manual parking lamp control has been left on, the exterior lamps will turn off approximately 10 minutes after the ignition is turned to

OFF. This protects draining the battery in case you have accidentally left the headlamps or parking lamps on. If you need to purposely leave the lamps on for more than

10 minutes with the ignition in OFF or ACCESSORY, turn the manual control knob off and then back on.

To delay the lamps from turning off, see “Twilight

Sentinel” in the Index.

If the headlamp switch is turned on after the ignition key is moved to either OFF or ACCESSORY, the lamps will not time out.

Interior Lamps

Instrument Panel

Intensity/Brightness Control

The displays automatically dim when it becomes dark outside and your lights are on. The displays automatically brighten when it becomes light outside.

Backlighting will only remain active as long as the parking lamps are on and it is dark outside.

Courtesy Lamps

The courtesy lamps are located on the ceiling above the rear seat. These lamps come on with the control lamp knob or when any door is opened and it is dark outside.

Puddle lamps are located on the bottom of the front and rear door trim.

Illuminated Entry

The illuminated entry system turns on the courtesy lamps and the backlighting to the door switches and to the lamp control knob when a door is opened or if you press a remote keyless entry transmitter unlock button.

If activated due to the transmitter, the lighting will remain active for about 40 seconds. Since the illuminated entry system uses the light sensor, it must be dark outside in order for the courtesy lamps to turn on.

The courtesy lamps turn off approximately 25 seconds after the last door is closed. They will dim to off if the ignition key is placed in ON, or immediately deactivate if the power locks are activated.

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Parade Dimming

This feature prohibits dimming of the digital displays and backlighting during daylight hours when the key is in the ignition and the headlamps are on. This feature operates with the light sensor for the Twilight Sentinel and is fully automatic. When the light sensor reads darkness outside and the park lamps are active, the digital displays can be adjusted by turning the lamp control knob counterclockwise to dim and clockwise to brighten lighting.

Reading Lamps

The reading lamps are located on the overhead console on the ceiling and in the rear door opening. These lamps come on automatically when any door is opened and it is dark outside. For manual operation, press the button to turn them on. Press it again to turn them off.

If the reading lamps are left on, they automatically shut off 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned off.

Map Lamps

These lamps are located in the front overhead console.

Press the button to turn them on. Press it again to turn them off.

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Battery Load Management

The battery load management feature is designed to monitor the vehicle electrical load and determine when the battery is in a heavy discharge condition. During times of high electrical loading, the engine may idle at a higher RPM setting than normal to make sure the battery charges. High electrical loads may occur when several of the following are on: headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, rear window defogger, high blower fan, heated seats and engine cooling fans.

Inadvertent Power Battery Saver

This feature is designed to protect your vehicle’s battery against drainage from the interior lamps, trunk lamp, glove box lamp, cigarette lighters or the garage door opener.

When the ignition is turned off, the power to these features will automatically turn off after 10 minutes (three minutes if a new car has 15 miles (24 km) or less). Power will be restored for an additional 10 minutes if any door is opened, the trunk is opened or the courtesy lamp switch is turned on.

Mirrors

Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)

Your vehicle may have an electrochromic inside rearview mirror with a compass.

By pressing the MIRROR side of the button located at the bottom of the mirror, the mirror automatically darkens to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you.

The mirror also includes an eight

point compass display in the upper right corner of the mirror face. When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven.

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When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.

Cleaning Photocells

Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean the photocells when necessary.

Mirror Operation

The right side of the button, located at the bottom of the mirror, turns the electrochromic mirror on and off. To turn on the automatic dimming feature, press MIRROR.

To turn off automatic dimming, press MIRROR again.

The green indicator light will be illuminated when this feature is active.

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Time Delay

The automatic mirror has a time delay feature which prevents unnecessary changing from night back to the day position. This delay prevents rapid changing of the mirror as you drive under lights and through traffic.

Compass Operation

Press COMPASS once to turn the compass on or off.

When the ignition and the compass feature are on, the compass will show two character boxes for approximately two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the compass heading.

Compass Calibration

If after two seconds the display does not show a compass heading (“N” for North, for example), there may be a strong magnetic field with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder or a similar magnetic item. If the letter “C” should ever appear in the compass window, the mirror needs calibration.

The mirror can be calibrated in one of two ways:

D Drive the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display reads a direction, or

D Drive the vehicle on your everyday routine.

Compass Variance

The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving the factory.

It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if you live outside zone eight.

Under certain circumstances, as during a long distance cross

country trip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. Compass variance is the difference between earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, your compass could give false readings.

To adjust compass variance.

1. Use the COMPASS button located at the bottom of the mirror. Press and hold COMPASS until a zone number appears in the display.

2. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map.

3. Press the COMPASS button on the bottom of the mirror until the new zone number appears in the display. After you stop pressing the button, the display will show a “C” and will need recalibration

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Power Remote Control Mirror (Heated)

The control on the driver’s door armrest operates both outside rearview mirrors.

Press (R) on the control switch to choose the right mirror or (L) to choose the left mirror. The center switch position is for off and will not move the mirrors if touched.

To adjust the mirror, push the control pad in the direction you want the mirror to go. Adjust each mirror so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle.

When you operate the rear window defogger, it also warms both outside mirrors to help clear them of fog or ice.

The mirrors can also be programmed for personalization if you have the optional memory package. For more information, see “Memory Seat and Mirrors” in the Index.

Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming

Rearview Mirror

Only the driver’s side outside mirror will adjust for the glare of headlamps behind you. This feature is controlled by the on and off settings on the electrochromic mirror. See “Electrochromic Day/Night

Rearview Mirror with Compass” in the Index.

Curb View Assist Mirror (If Equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with memory mirrors, it will also be capable of performing the curb view assist mirror feature. This feature will cause the passenger’s mirror to tilt to a preselected position when the vehicle is in REVERSE (R). This feature may be useful in allowing you to view the curb when you are parallel parking.

When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R) and a five

second delay has occurred, the passenger’s mirror will return to its original position.

If further adjustment is needed after the mirror is tilted, the mirror switch may be used.

This feature can be enabled/disabled through the Driver

Information Center.

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Convex Outside Mirror

Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more from the driver’s seat.

CAUTION:

A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are.

If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes.

Storage Compartments

Glove Box

The glove box is located in front of the passenger’s seat.

To lock the glove box door, insert the oval key into the lock cylinder and turn it clockwise. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door.

Front Storage Area (If Equipped)

The front storage area comes with a coinholder, a storage compartment for CDs or tapes, an optional cellular telephone and a dual cupholder.

Map Pocket

The map/storage pockets are located on each front and rear door trim as well as on the back of both front seatbacks.

Center Instrument Panel Compartment

For vehicles without the center storage console, the storage compartment is located in the center of the instrument panel below the radio. Pull the door out to reveal the accessory power outlet and storage compartment. To clean the storage compartment, lift out while pulling on the sides.

Center Console Storage (If Equipped)

The center console includes a storage tray, storage compartment for CDs or tapes, a dual cupholder that unfolds, a coinholder, an optional cellular telephone and an armrest. The cupholder can be opened by pressing on the surface panel located in front of the armrest and unfolding it.

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Full Floor Console Storage (If Equipped)

The full floor console has an upper and lower storage area. The lower has two removable that can hold tapes and/or CDs. There is also a removable coinholder that attaches to the side of one of the bins. The upper storage area is available for the optional cellular telephone. A dual cupholder is located in front of the console. Open and close by pressing on the cupholder. To open the console, pull up on either lever to open the upper or lower storage area.

Rear Storage Center Armrest

Your vehicle is equipped with a rear seat armrest which includes an open storage compartment and a dual cupholder. To open, release the latch at the front edge.

Rear Storage Door Trim Armrest

(If Equipped)

Your vehicle may be equipped with a rear storage door trim armrest. The storage area is located in the rear door trim under the switch plate lid and includes an accessory power outlet.

Center Flex Storage Unit (If Equipped)

Your vehicle may be equipped with a center flex storage unit that includes a front center seat with a lap belt and an underseat storage compartment. The center seatback can be used as a fold down armrest with extra space for

CDs or tapes. An optional cellular telephone is located in the underseat storage compartment. Cupholders are also located at the front edge of the storage unit.

Convenience Net

The convenience net is located inside the back wall of the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops.

The net is not for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the trunk as far forward as you can. When not using the net, hook the net to the tabs securing it to the sill plate.

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Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter

NOTICE:

Don’t put papers or other flammable items into your ashtrays. Hot cigarettes or other smoking materials could ignite them, causing a damaging fire.

Front Ashtray

With the full center console, the ashtray is located below the climate control system. To open, push down on the cover. To clean the ashtray, lift it out by gripping the sides.

For vehicles without the center console, pull the tray out to reveal the ashtray. The tray is located beneath the radio. To clean this ashtray, lift out by pulling on the snuffer.

Rear Ashtray (Option)

To use the side rear ashtray located on the armrest, lift the lid.

Cigarette Lighter (Option)

The cigarette lighter is located near the ashtray. Press it all the way in and release. It will pop back by itself when it’s ready to light. You may also have a lighter located at the rear seat air outlet.

If you have cigarette lighters in your vehicle, they can be used to provide electrical power to accessories. See

“Accessory Power Outlets”in the Index.

NOTICE:

Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to back away from the heating element when it’s ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element.

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Sun Visors

Swing down the primary visor to block out glare. It can also be detached from the center mount and moved to the side while the auxiliary sunshade remains to block the glare from the front. The visors also have side

to

side slide capability.

The driver’s sunshade is also equipped with a storage flap.

Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror

Pull the sunshade down and lift the cover. Move the slide switch up or down to brighten or dim the lamp.

Lighted Rear Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)

Pull the vanity cover down to see the mirror. Move the slide switch up or down to brighten or dim the lamp.

Coat Hooks

Your vehicle is equipped with flip

out coat hooks. They are located above the rear doors, behind the rear assist handles. Return to the stowed position when not in use.

Rear Power Sunshade (If Equipped)

The rear power sunshade helps to reduce the amount of heat and light entering the rear window.

The rear power sunshade is located in the rear shelf. To raise the power sunshade, press and release the REAR

SHADE switch located on the front overhead console.

To close the power sunshade, press and release the

REAR SHADE switch again. The rear power sunshade switch only works when the ignition is on or when the

Retained Accessory Power is active. See “Retained

Accessory Power” in the Index.

Also, never store objects on the rear shelf because they may get caught in the sunshade or be tossed about in your vehicle.

Manual Rear Side Door Sunshade

(If Equipped)

To use the manual rear side door sunshades, lower the side windows and hook the top edge of the retractable sunshades over the edge of the windows and raise the windows. To remove the shades, lower the windows and the hooks will disengage automatically.

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Cellular Telephone (Option)

Your vehicle has been prewired for dealer installation of the Cadillac Communiport t integrated portable cellular telephone system. The system has steering wheel telephone controls and information output through the

Driver Information Center (DIC). Voice activation with remote record and hands

free operation are standard features. For more information, contact your dealer. A user’s guide is provided with the telephone.

Accessory Power Outlets (If Equipped)

Your vehicle may be equipped with accessory power outlets that can be used to power additional devices designed to operate with vehicle electrical systems. The accessory power outlets are located in the center storage compartment of the instrument panel and under each storage lid of the rear door armrests. When the ignition is on, or up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off, you can plug in accessories that require electrical power.

Power to the outlets will shut off 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off to help prevent the battery from draining. See “Inadvertant Power Battery Saver” in the

Index. Power supply to the accessory power outlets or cigarette lighters can be changed from 10 minutes to full time by changing some fuses. See your dealer for assistance.

Leaving an accessory on for an extended period of time

(i.e. airport stay or storage) or if a fuse is in the wrong place may drain the vehicle’s battery.

OnStar

R

System (If Equipped)

OnStar is a vehicle communications service. The following services are available through subscription with OnStar and are available 24 hours a day:

Emergency Services

D Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment

D Theft Notification and Stolen Vehicle Tracking

D Roadside Assistance with Location

D Remote Diagnostics

D OnStar MED

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NET

D Accident Assist

Convenience Services

D Remote Door Unlock

D Route Support

D Concierge Services

D Ride Assist

A complete user’s guide is provided with the OnStar

System. For more information contact OnStar at

1

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888

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ONSTAR7.

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Assist Handles

A handle above each door can be used when getting out of your vehicle.

Umbrella Holder

The driver’s and passenger’s front seat cushion comes equipped with an umbrella holder. Gently slide the umbrella into the slot located under the front portion of the driver’s or passenger’s seat cushion.

Floor Mats

Your vehicle is equipped with rubber

backed front and rear floor mats. Keep them clean by vacuuming and using a spot cleaner, if necessary. Do not machine wash.

Sunroof (Option)

The two control switches to operate the sunroof are located on the overhead console and include VENT, open and close.

The control switches work only when the ignition is on or the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active.

See “Retained Accessory Power” in the Index.

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To open the glass panel and sunshade, press and hold the ROOF switch rearward to the first position. The sunshade can also be opened by hand. To close the glass panel, press and hold the ROOF switch forward. As the glass panel closes, it will open slightly toward the vent to provide a better seal. The sunshade can only be closed by hand.

To express

open the glass panel to a partially open position, press and release the ROOF switch reward to the second position. The glass panel may be fully opened by pressing the ROOF switch again.

To stop the glass panel when express opening, press either the ROOF or VENT switch in any direction.

If you press and hold the ROOF switch in the express open position for more than one second, the express open operation will be over

ridden and the sunroof will stop when the switch is released.

To vent the glass panel, press and hold the VENT switch in the open position. The sunshade must be opened by hand. To close the glass panel, press and hold the VENT switch in the close position.

HomeLink

R

Transmitter

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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This device complies with RSS

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210 of Industry Canada.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

Programming the HomeLink Transmitter

Do not use the HomeLink Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the “stop and reverse” safety feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982.

Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door you are programming.

Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps to program up to three channels:

1. If you have previously programmed a transmitter channel, proceed to Step 2. Otherwise, hold down the two outside buttons on the HomeLink

Transmitter until the indicator light begins to flash rapidly (after 20 seconds). Then release the buttons.

This procedure initializes the memory and erases any previous settings for all three channels.

2. Decide which one of the three channels you want to program. Hold the end of the hand

held transmitter about 2 to 5 inches (5 to 13) away from the surface of the HomeLink Transmitter so that you can still see the indicator light.

3. Using both hands, press the hand

held transmitter button and the desired button on the HomeLink

Transmitter. Continue to press both buttons through

Step 4.

4. Hold down both buttons until you see the indicator light on the HomeLink Transmitter flash slowly and then rapidly. The rapid flashing indicates that the

HomeLink Transmitter has been programmed.

Release both buttons once the indicator light starts to flash rapidly.

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If you have trouble programming the HomeLink

Transmitter, make sure that you have followed the directions exactly as described. The HomeLink

Transmitter may not work with older garage door openers that do not meet current Federal Consumer

Safety Standards. If you cannot program the transmitter after repeated attempts, refer to “Rolling Code

Programming” later in this section or contact the

HomeLink Transmitter manufacturer at

1

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800

-

355

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3515.

Be sure to keep the original hand

held transmitter in case you need to erase and reprogram the

HomeLink Transmitter.

Canadian Owners: During programming, the hand

held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting after one or two seconds. In this case, you should press and re

press the button on the hand

held transmitter every two seconds without ever releasing the button on the HomeLink Transmitter. Release both buttons when the indicator light on the HomeLink

Transmitter begins to flash rapidly.

Operating the HomeLink Transmitter

Press and release the appropriate button on the

HomeLink Transmitter. The indicator light comes on while the signal is being transmitted.

The HomeLink Transmitter is disabled when the

VALET lockout button inside the glove box is activated.

For more information, see “Valet Lockout Button” in the Index.

If the hand

held transmitter appears to program the

HomeLink Transmitter but does not open your garage door, and if the garage door opener was manufactured after 1996, the garage door opener may have a “rolling code” system. A rolling code system changes the code of the garage door opener every time you open or close the garage door.

To determine if you have this system, press the button on the HomeLink Transmitter that you have programmed already. If the indicator light on the

HomeLink Transmitter flashes rapidly for two seconds and then turns solid, the garage door opener has a rolling code system. In a rolling code system, the garage door motor head unit must be trained to the

HomeLink Transmitter.

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“Rolling Code” Programming

If you have not previously programmed the hand

held transmitter to the HomeLink Transmitter, see

“Programming the HomeLink Transmitter” listed previously. If you have completed this programming already, you now need to train the garage door opener motor head unit to recognize the HomeLink Transmitter.

Refer to your garage door opener owner’s manual for the proper transmitter training procedure for your garage door opener brand.

1. Find the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit. The exact location and color of the button may vary by garage door opener brand. If you have difficulty finding the training button, refer to your garage door opener owner’s manual.

2. Press the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit.

Following this step, you have 30 seconds to start

Step 3.

3. Return to the HomeLink Transmitter in your vehicle and firmly press and release the HomeLink

Transmitter button you have already programmed for two to three seconds. Press and release the button again (you may need to do this step up to three times) to make sure that the HomeLink Transmitter has been trained to the garage door opener motor head unit. Check that the training was successful.

The garage door opener should now recognize the

HomeLink Transmitter. You may either use the

HomeLink Transmitter or the hand

held transmitter to open the garage door.

If after following these instructions, you still have problems training the garage door opener, contact the

HomeLink Transmitter manufacturer at

1

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800

-

355

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3515.

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Erasing Channels

To erase all three programmed channels, hold down the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash (after 20 seconds). Release both buttons.

Accessories

Accessories for the HomeLink Transmitter are available from the manufacturer of the unit. If you would like additional information, please call 1

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800

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355

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3515.

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The Instrument Panel

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Your Information System

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The main components of the instrument panel are:

A. Air Outlets

B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

C. HVAC Steering Wheel Controls (or Cellular

Telephone Controls, If Equipped)

D. Cluster

E. Audio Steering Wheel Controls

F. Driver Information Center Control Buttons

G. Electronic Climate Controls

H. Lamp Controls

I. Night Vision Controls

J. Hood Release

K. Cruise Control

L. Horn

M. Cruise Control

N. Radio

O. Ashtray

P. Glove Box

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Digital Cluster (If Equipped)

The instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, how much fuel you’re using and many of the other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically.

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United States version shown, Canada similar

Analog Cluster (If Equipped)

United States version shown, Canada similar

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Speedometer and Odometer

The speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). The odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers

(used in Canada).

You may wonder what happens if a vehicle has to have a new odometer installed. The new one may read the correct mileage. This is because your vehicle’s computer has stored the mileage in memory.

Trip Odometer

Press this button, to tell how far you’ve traveled since you last set the trip odometer back to zero.

English/Metric Button

By pressing this button, you can go back and forth from English (miles) to metric (kilometers).

Other readings such as temperature, fuel and trip odometer also go back and forth between English and metric.

Display Mode

On the analog cluster, this button is located between the trip odometer and ENG/Metric button. Press DSPL

MODE to turn the backlighting and the digital speed image on and off.

On the digital cluster, press DSPL MODE to turn the digital displays other than the speedometer and gear display on and off.

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Vehicle Speed Limiter

This feature prevents your vehicle from exceeding speeds that the tires are not rated for. When this happens, the engine’s fuel supply is shut off. When the vehicle speed slows, the fuel supply will come on again.

Tachometer (Analog Cluster Only)

This gage indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).

Engine Speed Limiter

This feature prevents the engine from operating at too many revolutions per minute (rpm). When the engine’s rpm are critically high, the fuel supply to the engine is shut off. When the engine speed slows, the fuel supply will come on again. This helps prevent damage to the engine.

Warning Lights, Gages and

Indicators

This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them.

Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages could also save you or others from injury.

NOTICE:

Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area or engine damage may occur.

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Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they’re working. If you are familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed when this happens.

Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle.

When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice.

Waiting to do repairs can be costly

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and even dangerous. So please get to know your warning lights and gages. They’re a big help.

Your vehicle also has a Driver Information Center (DIC) that works along with the warning lights and gages.

See “Driver Information Center” in the Index.

Safety Belt Reminder Light

When the key is turned to ON, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is already buckled.

The safety belt light will also come on and stay on for about 20 seconds, then it will flash for about

70 seconds.

If the driver’s belt is already buckled, neither the nor the light will come on.

If the driver’s belt is already buckled, the light will come on briefly, but the chime will not sound.

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Air Bag Readiness Light

There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG or the symbol of an air bag. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the air bag system, see “Air Bag” in the Index.

CAUTION:

If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly. The air bags in your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle.

The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

United States Canada

This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds. Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready.

If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away.

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Charging System Light

When you turn the key to

ON, this light will come on briefly to show that the generator and battery charging systems are working.

If this light stays on, you need service and you should take your vehicle to the dealer at once. To save your battery until you get there, turn off all accessories.

Brake System Warning and Park Brake

Indicator Light

Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well.

If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem.

Have your brake system inspected right away.

This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. If it doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.

If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to the floor.

It may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index.)

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CAUTION:

Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to an accident. If the light is still on after you’ve pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service.

Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light

With the anti

lock brake system, the light(s) will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds.

That’s normal.

When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem.

If the light stays on, turn the ignition to OFF. Or, if the light comes on when you’re driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but you don’t have anti

lock brakes. If the regular brake system warning light is also on, you don’t have anti

lock brakes and there’s a problem with your regular brakes. See “Brake System

Warning Light” earlier in this section.

The anti

lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

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Traction Control System Warning Light

United States Canada

This warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine.

If the warning light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem. If it stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.

The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons:

D If there’s a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come on.

D If the traction control system is affected by an engine

related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.

If the traction control system warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service.

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Engine Coolant Temperature

Warning Light

This light tells you that your engine has overheated. You should stop your vehicle and turn the engine off as soon as possible. A warning chime should also sound if this light comes on.

As a check, the light should come on for a few seconds when you start your engine. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

Analog Cluster Digital Cluster

This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, the engine is too hot.

That reading means the same thing as the warning light

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the engine coolant has overheated.

See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.

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Malfunction Indicator Lamp

(Service Engine Soon Light in the United

States or Check Engine Light in Canada)

United States Canada

Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems.

This system is called OBD II (On

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Board

Diagnostics

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Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or

CHECK ENGINE light comes on and a chime will sound to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction.

NOTICE:

If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly.

This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty.

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NOTICE:

Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, exhaust or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than those of the same Tire Performance Criteria

(TPC) can affect your vehicle’s emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or

CHECK ENGINE light to come on.

Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty.

This may also result in a failure to pass a required Emission Inspection/Maintenance test.

This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn’t come on, have it repaired.

This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways:

D Light Flashing

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A misfire condition has been detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required.

D Light On Steady

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An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle.

Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required.

If the Light Is Flashing

The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle:

D Reducing vehicle speed.

D Avoiding hard accelerations.

D Avoiding steep uphill grades.

D If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible.

If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” following.

If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so,

stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park your vehicle.

Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see “If the Light

Is On Steady” following. If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service.

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If the Light Is On Steady

You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following:

Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle?

If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. See “Filling Your Tank” in the Index. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off.

Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water?

If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.

Are you low on fuel?

As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may not run as efficiently as designed since small amounts of air are sucked into the fuel line causing a misfire. The system can detect this. Adding fuel should correct this condition. Make sure to install the fuel cap properly. See

“Filling Your Tank” in the Index. It will take a few driving trips to turn the light off.

Have you recently changed brands of fuel?

If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see

“Fuel” in the Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start

up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration or stumbling on acceleration. (These conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.)

This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on.

If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off.

If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed.

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Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs

Some state/provincial and local governments have or may begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent you from getting a vehicle registration.

Here are some things you need to know in order to help your vehicle pass an inspection:

Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the

SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly.

Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD

(on

board diagnostic) system determines that critical emission control systems have not been completely diagnosed by the system. The vehicle would be considered not ready for inspection. This can happen if you have recently replaced your battery or if your battery has run down. The diagnostic system is designed to evaluate critical emission control systems during normal driving. This may take several days of routine driving. If you have done this and your vehicle still does not pass the inspection for lack of OBD system readiness, see your dealer or qualified service center to prepare the vehicle for inspection.

Oil Pressure Light

This light tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure.

The light goes on when you turn your key to ON. It goes off once you start your engine. That’s a check to be sure the light works. If it doesn’t come on, be sure to have it fixed so it will be there to warn you if something goes wrong.

When the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil isn’t flowing through your engine properly. You could be low on oil and you might have some other system problem.

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CAUTION:

Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. You or others could be burned.

Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced.

Security Light

NOTICE:

Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty.

For information regarding this light, see “Theft

Deterrent

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System” in the Index.

Fog Lamp Light (If Equipped)

This light will come on when the fog lamp button is pressed. For more information about the fog lamps, see “Fog Lamps” in the Index.

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Lights On Reminder Fuel Gage

United States Canada

This light comes on as a reminder that your headlamps are on.

Cruise Control Light

This light comes on whenever you set your vehicle’s cruise control.

Analog (United States) Analog (Canada)

The fuel gage shows approximately how much fuel is in the tank. It works only when the ignition is in ON.

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If the fuel supply gets down to approximately three gallons (11.4 L) of fuel remaining in the tank, the

FUEL LEVEL LOW message will appear on the Driver

Information Center (DIC).

On the digital cluster, if the fuel is less than approximately 1.2 gallons (4.7 L) the “E” segment on the gage will flash.

Here are a few concerns some owners have had about the fuel gage. All of these situations are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage:

D At the gas station the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full.

D GAL FUEL USED on the Driver Information Center does not correspond exactly to the amount of fuel remaining as shown on the fuel gage.

D The gage may change when you turn, stop or speed up.

Fuel Data Display (Digital Cluster)

The fuel data display tells you all you about the fuel economy and how far you can travel with the fuel remaining.

The average fuel economy (AVG) display shows the average miles per gallon.

To reset the average fuel economy, press the INFO button until the MPG AVG is displayed on the Driver

Information Center (DIC). Press and hold the INFO

RESET button until both the fuel data display and

DIC display reads 0.0.

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The RANGE display shows how far the computer thinks you can travel with the fuel that is in the tank. The computer does not know what driving conditions will be like for the rest of your trip, so the range is estimated based on the recent fuel economy. Therefore, the range reading may change as your driving habits change.

Going from city to highway driving may increase the range reading.

If the range display shows LO, you should stop for fuel as soon as possible.

On the analog cluster, fuel data can be obtained by pressing the INFO button. See “Driver Information

Center” in the Index.

Driver Information Center (DIC)

This display gives you the status of many of your vehicle’s systems. The DIC is also used to display driver personalization features and warning/status messages.

DIC Controls and Displays

INFO: Pressing this button up or down will display the

MILES RANGE (Analog Cluster), MPG AVG, MPG

INST, GAL FUEL USED, AVG MPH, TIMER,

BATTERY VOLTS, RPM TACHOMETER (Digital

Cluster), ENGINE OIL LIFE, TRANS FLUID LIFE,

PHONE (If Equipped), FEATURE PROGRAMMING and Blank Display.

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INFO RESET: Pressing this button will reset the

MPG AVG, GAL FUEL USED, MPH AVG, TIMER,

ENGINE OIL LIFE, TRANS FLUID LIFE, when each mode is individually selected. For more information about the trip odometer, see “Odometer” in the Index.

ON/OFF: In feature programming mode, pressing this button turns the Memory and Personalization Features on and off and starts and stops the timer.

MILES RANGE: (Analog Cluster Only.) This message shows about how many miles you can drive without refilling your fuel tank. Once the range drops below 40 miles (64 km) remaining, the display will show LOW.

MPG AVG (Reset): Press the INFO button to display the MPG AVG (Average Fuel Economy).

GAL FUEL USED (Reset): Press the INFO button to display the GAL FUEL USED on the DIC.

AVG MPH (Reset): Press the INFO button to display the AVG MPH (Average Speed).

TIMER: This feature is like a stopwatch, in that you can clock the time it takes to get from one point to another.

To operate, press the INFO button to display TIMER.

Each of the fields for the hours, minutes and seconds are two numeric digits.

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Once TIMER 00:00:00 is displayed, press the ON/OFF button to start the timing feature. Press the ON/OFF button again to stop it. If you will be starting and stopping your vehicle, during a trip for instance, the

TIMER feature will automatically start timing where it left off when you last stopped. To reset it, press and hold the INFO RESET button until the display reads TIMER

00:00:00. Press the INFO button to exit from the

TIMER Display.

ENGINE OIL LIFE (Reset): Press the INFO button to display ENGINE OIL LIFE, then press and hold the

INFO RESET button until 100% ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed. (This only needs to be reset after you have had the oil changed.)

TRANSMISSION FLUID LIFE MONITOR: Under normal conditions, the rate of deterioration of the transmission fluid is slow. See the Maintenance

Schedule booklet for proper fluid and change intervals.

Press the INFO button to display TRANS FLUID LIFE, then press and hold the INFO RESET button until 100%

TRANS FLUID LIFE is displayed. (This only needs to be reset after you have had the fluid changed.)

ENG/MET: Press this button to display information in the English (miles) or metric (kilometers) system.

Driver Information Center (DIC) Messages

These messages will appear if there is a problem sensed in one of your vehicle’s systems. Vehicles that are first sold in Canada will have a number after each message.

This number helps to identify the problem. You must then press INFO or INFO RESET to clear the display screen for further use. However, be sure to take any message that appears on the display screen seriously and note that pressing the INFO or INFO RESET button will only make the message disappear, not the problem.

Most messages can be removed from the display by pressing the INFORMATION or RESET Digital Control buttons, (if equipped) or by pressing the INFO RESET or INFO Analog Control buttons (if equipped) while the message is being displayed.

DIC messages can also be displayed in French, German,

Spanish and Japanese. Contact your dealer to have the language display adjusted for your vehicle.

BATTERY NOT CHARGING

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7: This message will appear if the battery is not being charged. Have the electrical system checked by your dealership at your earliest convenience.

BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE

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27: This message is displayed when the vehicle has detected that the battery voltage is dropping beyond a reasonable point. The battery saver system will start reducing certain features of the vehicle that you may not be able to notice. At the point that features are disabled, this message is displayed. It means that the vehicle is trying to save the charge in the battery. Turn off unnecessary accessories to allow the battery to recharge.

BATTERY VOLTAGE HIGH

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8: This message shows that the electrical charging system is overcharging (more than 16 volts). To avoid being stranded, have the electrical system checked by your dealership. You can reduce the charging overload by using the accessories. Turn on the lamps and radio, set the climate control on AUTO and the fan speed on HI, and turn the rear window defogger on. You can monitor battery voltage on the DIC by pressing the INFO button.

The normal range is 11.5 to 15.5 volts when the engine is running.

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BATTERY VOLTAGE LOW

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6: This message will appear when the electrical system is charging less than

10 volts or if the battery has been drained. If this message appears immediately after starting, it is possible that the generator can still recharge the battery. The battery should recharge while driving but may take a few hours to do so. Consider using an auxiliary charger

(be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions) to boost the battery after returning home or to a final destination. If this message appears while driving or after starting your vehicle and stays on, have it checked immediately to determine the cause of this problem. To help the generator recharge the battery quickly, you can reduce the load on the electrical system by turning off the accessories. You can monitor battery voltage on the

DIC by pressing the INFO button. The normal range is

11.5 to 15.5 volts.

CHANGE ENGINE OIL

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82: This means that the life of the engine oil has expired and it should be changed within 200 miles. See “Engine Oil” and “Filter

Recommendations” in the Maintenance Schedule booklet. After an oil change, the Oil Life Indicator must be reset. See “Oil Life Indicator, How to Reset” in the Index.

CHANGE TRANS FLUID

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47: This message will appear when it is time to replace the transaxle fluid. See the Maintenance Schedule booklet for the proper fluid and change intervals.

CHECK BRAKE FLUID

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37: This message will display if the ignition is in ON to inform the driver that the brake fluid level is low. Have the brake system serviced by a technician as soon as possible. See “Brake

System Warning Light” in the Index.

CHECK COOLANT LEVEL

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2: This message will appear when there is a low level of engine coolant.

Have the cooling system serviced by a technician as soon as possible.

CHECK FUEL GAGE

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50: (Analog Cluster Only)

This message will appear when the fuel supply is less than 5 gallons (18.9 L) and the display is turned off.

A single chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

CHECK GAS CAP

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61: This message will appear if the gas cap has not been fully tightened. You should recheck your gas cap to ensure that it’s fully tightened.

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CHECK OIL LEVEL

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36: For correct operation of the low oil sensing system, your vehicle should be on a level surface. A false CHECK OIL LEVEL message may appear if the vehicle is parked on grades. The oil level sensing system does not check for actual oil level if the engine has been off for a short period of time, and the oil level is never sensed while the engine is running.

If the CHECK OIL LEVEL message appears, and your vehicle has been parked on level ground with the engine off for at least 30 minutes, the oil level should be checked by observing the oil dipstick. Prior to checking the oil level, be sure the engine has been off for a few minutes and your vehicle is on a level surface. Then check the dipstick and add oil if necessary. See “Engine

Oil” in the Index.

CHECK WASHER FLUID

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25: This message will appear to indicate that the washer solvent container needs refilling.

DRIVER DOOR AJAR

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140: This message will display anytime the key is in ON and the driver’s door is open or ajar. A chime will also sound when the vehicle’s speed is greater than 3 mph (4.8 km/h).

DRIVER NO. X (1 OR 2) : This message will be displayed with the key in ON and while entering Feature

Programming, but only if the vehicle is equipped with memory seats. The message will show which driver is activating the personalization feature. It will only stay on for five seconds. This message can be customized for you by your dealer.

ENGINE COOLANT HOT, IDLE ENGINE

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44:

This message will appear when the engine coolant temperature is over 262

_F (128_C). Stop and allow your vehicle to idle in PARK (P) until it cools down and the message is removed. Do not increase engine speed above a normal idle. If it does not cool down, turn off the engine and have it serviced before driving it again.

Severe engine damage can result from an overheated engine. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.

ENGINE HOT

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AC OFF

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16: This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature. To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor is automatically turned off. When the coolant temperature returns to normal, the A/C operation will automatically resume.

You can continue to drive your vehicle. If this message continues to appear, have the system repaired as soon as possible to avoid compressor damage.

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ENGINE OVERHEATED, STOP ENGINE

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42: This message will appear when the engine has overheated.

Stop and turn the engine off immediately to avoid severe engine damage. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.

A multiple chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

ENGINE POWER REDUCED

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41: This message informs you that the vehicle is reducing engine power because the transaxle is being placed in gear under conditions that may cause damage to the vehicle’s engine, transaxle or ability to accelerate.

FUEL LEVEL LOW

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11: This message serves as a warning that the fuel level in the tank is critically low.

Stop for fuel soon. A single chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED

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23: If it’s dark enough outside and the headlamps and Twilight Sentinel

R controls are off, a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display on the DIC. This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended even though the Daytime Running Lamps

(DRL) are still illuminated. It has become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps. This message will also appear if the optional

Rainsense t wiping feature is on and the Twilight

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is off.

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ICE POSSIBLE

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13: This message appears when the outside air temperature is cold enough to create icy road conditions.

LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR

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142: The left rear door is open or ajar when this message appears. The ignition must be in ON and the transaxle not in PARK (P) for this message to display. A chime will also sound when the vehicle’s speed is greater than 3 mph (4.8 km/h).

OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE

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35: If this message appears while the engine is running, stop the engine and do not operate it until the cause of low oil pressure is corrected. Severe damage to the engine can result. A multiple chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

PASSENGER DOOR AJAR

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141: The passenger’s door is open or ajar when this message appears. The ignition must be in ON and the transaxle not in

PARK (P) for this message to display. A chime will also sound when the vehicle’s speed is greater than

3 mph (4.8 km/h).

RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR

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143: The right rear door is open or ajar when this message appears. The ignition must be in ON and the transaxle not in

PARK (P) for this message to display. A chime will also sound when the vehicle’s speed is greater than 3 mph

(4.8 km/h).

SERVICE AC SYSTEM

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14: This message appears when the electronic sensors that control the air conditioning and heating systems are no longer working.

Have the climate control system serviced if you notice a drop in heating and air conditioning efficiency.

SERVICE AIR BAG

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83: There is a problem with the supplemental inflatable restraint (air bag) system when this message appears. Let only a qualified technician work on your vehicle. See your dealership for service at once.

SERVICE CHARGING SYS

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102: This message will display when a problem with the charging system has been detected. Have your vehicle serviced at your dealership.

SERVICE ELECTRICAL SYS

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106: This message will display if an electrical problem has occurred within the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or the ignition switch. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealership.

SERVICE FUEL SYSTEM

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101: The Powertrain

Control Module (PCM) has detected a problem within the fuel system when this message appears. See your dealership for service.

SERVICE IDLE CONTROL

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107: A problem with the idle control has occurred when this message displays. Take your vehicle to your dealership for service.

SERVICE STABILITY SYS

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54 : If you ever see the

SERVICE STABILITY SYS message, it means there may be a problem with your stability enhancement system. If you see this message, try to reset the system

(stop; turn off the engine; then start the engine again). If the SERVICE STABILITY SYS message still comes on, it means there is a problem. You should see your dealer for service. Reduce your speed and drive accordingly.

A single chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

STABILITY SYS ENGAGED

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55 : You may see the

STABILITY SYS ENGAGED message on the Driver

Information Center. It means that an advanced, computer

controlled system has come on to help your vehicle continue to go in the direction in which you’re steering. This stability enhancement system activates when the computer senses that your vehicle is just starting to spin, as it might if you hit a patch of ice or other slippery spot on the road. When the system is on, you may hear a noise or feel a vibration in the brake pedal. This is normal.

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When the STABILITY SYS ENGAGED message is on, you should continue to steer in the direction you want to go. The system is designed to help you in bad weather or other difficult driving situations by making the most of whatever road conditions will permit. If the STABILITY

SYS ENGAGED message comes on, you’ll know that something has caused your vehicle to start to spin, so you should consider slowing down. A single chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

SERVICE STEERING

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127: This message is displayed when a problem has been detected in the

Magnasteer

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variable effort steering system. If message comes on, service is required.

SERVICE SUSPENSION SYS

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84: This message is displayed to indicate that the suspension system is not operating properly. To correct this problem, have your vehicle serviced at your dealership.

SERVICE THEFT SYSTEM

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34: This message means there is a problem in the Personalized

Automotive Security System (PASS

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Key

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III). A fault has been detected in the system which means that the

PASS

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Key III system is disabled and is not protecting the vehicle. The vehicle usually restarts, however, you may want to take your vehicle to a proper service center before turning off the engine.

SERVICE TRANSMISSION

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100: See your dealer for repair.

SERVICE VEHICLE SOON

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3: This message is displayed when a non

emissions related powertrain malfunction occurs. Have your vehicle serviced by a technician as soon as possible.

SPEED LIMITED TO 90

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113: A failure in the suspension control system has occurred when this message appears. The Powertrain Control Module

(PCM) determines the speed to which your vehicle is limited. Have your vehicle serviced if this message appears.

STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY

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33: This message will appear when the Personalized Automotive

Security System (PASS

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Key

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III) senses that an improper ignition key is being used to try to start the vehicle. Check the ignition key for damage. If it is damaged, it may need to be replaced. If you see no damage, remove the key and try to start the vehicle again. If it still does not start, try another ignition key.

THEFT ATTEMPTED

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40: This message is displayed if the theft system has detected a break

in attempt while you were away from your vehicle.

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TOP SPEED FUEL CUT

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OFF

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111: This message will appear when the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) senses that the maximum speed for your vehicle has been reached. The speed of your vehicle will surge as the fuel supply is cut off. This allows your vehicle to stay in a safe tire operating range. The top speed is set based on the top speed rating of the tires.

TRACTION ENGAGED

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91 : When your traction control system is limiting wheel spin, the TRACTION

ENGAGED message will be displayed. Slippery road conditions may exist if this message is displayed, so adjust your driving accordingly. This message will stay on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin.

TRACTION OFF

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89: This message will be displayed after the traction control has been turned off by the button on the center console.

TRACTION READY

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90: This message informs the driver that the traction control system is available. This occurs when the traction control switch on the console has been returned to ON (pressing the button once turns the traction control system off: pressing the button again turns the system back on). This message will automatically disappear from the display after five seconds.

TRACTION SUSPENDED

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56: This message displays when the traction control system has been temporarily shut off because your vehicle’s brakes have overheated. This message does not indicate a problem with your vehicle’s traction control system. After a few minutes, the traction control system will be available again and the TRACTION READY message will appear.

TRANS HOT IDLE ENGINE

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112: This message indicates that the transaxle fluid in your vehicle is too hot. Stop and allow your vehicle to idle until it cools down or until this message is removed.

TRUNK OPEN

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24: This message indicates that the trunk is open when the ignition is on.

TURN SIGNAL ON

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20: This message is a reminder, after driving about a mile, that you have the turn signal on. A multiple chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

VEHICLE OVERSPEED

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52: This message is displayed when the vehicle speed exceeds a certain limit as required by some export countries. A continuous chime will also sound when this message is displayed.

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Vehicle Programming and Personalization

Features (If Equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with personalization, you can program certain features to a preferred setting for up to two people. If your vehicle does not have personalization then some of the features on your vehicle have been programmed for all drivers. On all vehicles, other features such as HVAC settings, radio preset settings, exterior lighting at unlock, remote lock and unlock confirmation, and automatic door locks have already been programmed for your convenience. If the vehicle is equipped with personalization then the seat position, steering column position (if equipped) and outside mirror position can also be programmed. The

Navigation screen preferences (if equipped) will remain at the last set position.

If your vehicle is equipped with personalization the driver’s preferences are recalled by pressing the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by pressing the appropriate memory button “1” or “2” located on the driver’s door. Please note that certain features can be programmed not to recall until the key is placed in the ignition. To change feature preferences you must enter feature programming (see below).

Entering Feature Programming

To begin programming, the ignition must be in ON, your vehicle in PARK (P), and if your vehicle has memory, you must press the appropriate memory button “1” or

“2”, located on the driver’s door panel, prior to programming. The display will show either “1” or “2”, depending on which was selected. Press the INFO button one or more times until the FEATURE

PROGRAMMING prompt appears on the DIC display.

Press the ON/OFF button to enter FEATURE

PROGRAMMING. To exit, press the INFO RESET or

INFO buttons.

Remote Recall Memory (If Equipped)

To enter feature programming, follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the REMOTE

RECALL MEMORY prompt appears. To turn the feature on, press the ON/OFF button until ON is displayed on the DIC. The seat and mirror memory settings that have been previously programmed can be recalled by pressing the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. The steering column will move when the key is inserted in the ignition and turned to ON. To turn the feature off, press the ON/OFF button until OFF is displayed.

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Key in Recall Memory (If Equipped)

To enter feature programming, follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the KEY IN

RECALL MEMORY prompt appears on the DIC display. To turn the feature on, press the ON/OFF button until ON appears. The seat and mirror memory settings that have been previously programmed will be recalled when the key is inserted in the ignition. The steering column will move when the key is turned to ON.

To turn the feature off, press the ON/OFF button until OFF appears.

Auto Exit Seat (If Equipped)

To enter feature programming, follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the AUTO EXIT

SEAT prompt shows on the DIC display. This feature will move the seat to the driver’s exit position when the key is turned out of ON and the driver’s door is opened.

To turn this feature on, press the ON/OFF button until

ON appears on the DIC. To turn this feature off, press the ON/OFF button until OFF shows.

Auto Exit Steering Wheel (If Equipped)

Press the down arrow on the INFO button one or more times until the AUTO EXIT STRG WHEEL prompt appears on the DIC display. This feature will move the column to the driver’s exit position when the key is turned to OFF and the driver’s door is opened.

Remote Confirmation

This personalization feature allows the driver to program the parking lamps to flash or to remain off when the lock or unlock buttons on the remote keyless entry transmitter are pressed and the horn to sound when the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. Press the INFO button one or more times until the FEATURE PROGRAMMING prompt appears on the DIC display. Press the ON/OFF button to enter

FEATURE PROGRAMMING. To exit, press the

INFO RESET button.

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Lights Flash at Unlock

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the LIGHTS

FLASH AT UNLOCK prompt appears. To turn this feature on, press the ON/OFF button until ON is displayed on the DIC. If all the doors are closed, the parking lamps will flash twice when the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. The lamps will not flash if the manual parking lamps or headlamps are active. To turn the feature off, press the

ON/OFF button until the OFF prompt appears.

Lights Flash at Lock

To enter feature programming, follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the LIGHTS

FLASH AT LOCK prompt appears on the DIC display.

To turn the feature on, press the ON/OFF button until

ON appears. If all the doors are closed, the parking lamps will flash once when the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. To turn the feature off, press the ON/OFF button until OFF appears.

This feature will not work if any door is open.

Horn Sounds at Lock

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the HORN

SOUNDS AT LOCK prompt appears on the DIC display. To turn the feature on, press the ON/OFF button until ON appears. If all the doors are closed, the horn will sound once when the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. To turn the feature off, press the ON/OFF button until OFF appears.

This feature will not work if any door is open.

Exterior Lights at Unlock

This personalization feature enables the driver to program the exterior lamps to turn on or to remain off when using the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock the vehicle.

During dark or night conditions, if exterior lighting is selected, the parking lamps, taillamps, reverse lamps, high

beam headlamps, etc. will turn on for about

20 seconds or until a door is opened, the key is turned out of OFF or the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle.

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Press the INFO button one or more times until the

FEATURE PROGRAMMING prompt appears on the

DIC display. Press the ON/OFF button to enter

FEATURE PROGRAMMING. To exit, press the INFO

RESET button. Press the down arrow on the INFO button one or more times until the EXT LIGHTS AT

UNLOCK prompt appears.

To turn the feature on, press the ON/OFF button until

ON is displayed. To turn the feature off, press the

ON/OFF button until OFF is displayed.

Doors Lock in Gear

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the DOORS

LOCK IN GEAR prompt appears. This feature will automatically lock all doors when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK (P) and all doors are closed. To turn the feature on, press ON/OFF until ON is displayed on the

DIC. To turn the feature off, press ON/OFF until OFF is displayed.

Driver Unlock in PARK (P)

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the DRIVER

UNLOCK IN PARK (P) prompt appears. This feature will automatically unlock only the driver’s door when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P). To turn the feature on, press ON/OFF until ON is displayed on the DIC.

To turn the feature off, press ON/OFF until OFF is displayed.

Driver Unlock Key Off

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the DOORS

UNLOCK KEY OFF prompt appears. This feature will automatically unlock the driver’s door when the ignition key is turned to OFF. To turn the feature on, press

ON/OFF until ON is displayed on the DIC. To turn the feature off, press ON/OFF until OFF is displayed.

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Doors Unlock in PARK (P)

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the DOORS

UNLOCK IN PARK prompt appears. This feature will automatically unlock all doors when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P). To turn the feature on, press

ON/OFF until ON is displayed on the DIC. To turn the feature off, press ON/OFF until OFF is displayed.

Doors Unlock Key Off

To enter feature programming follow the instructions listed previously, then press the down arrow on the

INFO button one or more times until the DOORS

UNLOCK KEY OFF prompt appears. This feature will automatically unlock all doors when the ignition key is turned to OFF. To turn the feature on, press ON/OFF until ON is displayed on the DIC. To turn the feature off, press ON/OFF until OFF is displayed.

Mirror to Curb In Reverse (If Equipped)

Press the down arrow on the INFO button one or more times until the MIRROR TO CURB IN REV prompts appears on the DIC display. This feature will move the passenger’s outside rearview mirror to a curb view position when the shifter is placed in REVERSE (R) and it will return the mirror to the last known driving position when the shifter is moved out of REVERSE (R). To turn this feature on, press the ON/OFF button until ON is displayed on the DIC. To turn the feature off, press the

ON/OFF button until OFF is displayed. For more information, see “Curb View Assist Mirror” in the Index.

Driver’s Names Set/Recall (If Equipped)

After the FEATURE PROGRAMMING prompt is displayed on the DIC and the ON/OFF button is pressed, the prompts DRIVER NO 1 or DRIVER NO 2 will appear. These prompts correspond to which remote keyless entry transmitter button or memory recall button has been pressed on the driver’s door armrest. You may have your name and a second driver’s name displayed here, replacing the prompts DRIVER NO 1 and

DRIVER NO 2. A dealership can program your vehicle to display the names you want. The names will appear whenever the key is turned to ON only if remote keyless entry transmitters 1 or 2 are used to enter the vehicle or buttons 1 or 2 on the driver’s door are pressed.

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Comfort Controls and Radio System Personalization

These features allow both drivers to personalize their own climate control settings as well as their radio settings. For more information, see “Climate Control

Personalization” and “Radio Personalization” in the Index.

Continuous Variable Road Sensing Suspension

(CVRSS) (If Equipped)

The CVRSS automatically adjusts the ride of your vehicle. Automatic ride control is achieved through a computer used to control and monitor the suspension system. The controller receives input from various sensors to determine the proper system response. If the controller detects a problem within the system, the DIC will display a SERVICE SUSPENSION SYS message.

If this message appears, have your vehicle serviced at your dealership.

Oil Life Indicator

This feature lets you know when to change the engine oil. It’s based on the engine oil temperatures and your driving patterns. To see the display, press the INFO button several times until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears.

If you see 99% ENGINE OIL LIFE, 99 percent of your current oil life remains.

The DIC may display a CHANGE ENGINE OIL message. Always keep a written record of the mileage and date when you changed your oil. For more information, see the Maintenance Schedule booklet. If you see CHANGE ENGINE OIL, it means the oil life is gone and you should change the oil right away. The system doesn’t check how much oil you have, so you’ll still have to check for that. To see how, see “Engine Oil” in the Index.

When the oil is changed, you’ll need to reset the system.

See “Oil Life Indicator, How to Reset” in the Index.

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Night Vision System (Option)

The Night Vision System can help you see better when you drive at night. The system works by sensing heat given off by objects in its field of view. Warmer objects, such as pedestrians, animals and other moving vehicles, will appear whiter. Colder objects, such as the sky, signs and parked vehicles, will appear darker.

Use this system as an aid to help you in seeing objects beyond the headlamps. Do this by occasionally glancing at the image as you would a rearview mirror. Do not stare at the image.

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The Night Vision System can be operated if:

D The brightness control is in any position except OFF.

D It is dark enough outside.

D The headlamps or foglamps (if equipped) are on.

D The ignition is turned to ON.

The controls are located to the left of and below the steering wheel. They are used to adjust the brightness and location of the image.

Adjust the IMAGE control so the image is as low as possible while remaining visible.

When the system comes on, you’ll see the Night Vision

System symbol in the image. After about one minute, you should see the view of the road ahead. If you don’t see the image after about two minutes (on cold days it may take longer for the image to display), there may be something wrong with the system. See your dealer for service.

CAUTION:

If the Night Vision System image is too bright, or too high in your field of view, it may take you more time to see things you need to see when it’s dark outside. Be sure to keep the image dim and placed low in your field of view.

Slide the dimmer control until the image is no brighter than necessary to clearly and comfortably see the image.

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The Night Vision System image appears as a “heat image” that looks something like a black and white photographic negative. It appears in front of the driver just above the front edge of the hood.

Remember that the Night Vision System can only help you see objects that are warmer or colder than the surroundings. It can’t sense things like brake lights, turn signals or emergency flashers, traffic lights or signs.

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In dry, clear weather, the system can see pedestrians, animals and the direction of the road ahead. In light rain, light snow or light fog the image may not be as clear and you may not be able to see the direction of the road ahead. In more severe weather conditions, the image may be unclear and not usable.

It is also important to keep your windshield, the HUD

(Head-Up Display for the Night Vision System) lens and the camera lens clean. If you do not keep everything clean, system performance may be affected. The HUD system is located on the driver’s side of the instrument panel, next to the windshield and the camera is located behind the center of the front grille.

Use only household glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Wipe gently and dry thoroughly.

CAUTION:

Don’t use the Night Vision System to replace your normal view of the road ahead. It can’t tell you how far away things are. It senses only warmer or colder objects, not all objects. Driving by staring at the image might cause you not to see important objects in the road ahead. If you don’t see something in time, you could have a crash in which you and others could be injured. Use the

Night Vision System only as a driving aid.

NOTICE:

Be careful not to scratch the HUD or camera lenses when cleaning. Use only household glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Wipe gently and dry thoroughly. Also, do not spray glass cleaner directly on the HUD lens located inside your vehicle, because the cleaner could leak inside the unit and cause damage.

The camera must also be aligned to work correctly. If the camera needs adjustment, see your dealer. Do not attempt to adjust the camera yourself.

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Navigation (Option)

Navigation Display Controls

The display screen is located in the center on the instrument panel. There are eight “hard” buttons and a touch sensitive screen.

Your vehicle may be equipped with a turn by turn navigation guidance system that includes a CD ROM map media covering nine regional areas throughout the contiguous United States. In addition, the system includes intersection and freeway entrances, route planning, a programmable address book, points of interest, a list of restaurants, emergency phone numbers, and a list of hotels and motels for all of the major cities on each regional CD. The navigation system can also communicate with the radio data system to receive broadcast announcements on traffic, weather information and emergency alert communications.

For more information on how to use this system, see

“Navigation” supplement.

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Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist

(URPA) (Option)

Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist can help you to determine how close an object is to your rear bumper within a given area, making parking easier.

The URPA display is located inside the vehicle, above the rear window. It has three color

coded lights that can be seen through the rearview mirror or by turning around.

How the System Works

URPA comes on automatically when the shift lever is moved into REVERSE (R) and the vehicle speed is less than 3 MPH (5 km/h). When the system comes on, the three lights on the display will illuminate to let you know that the system is working. URPA senses how close your vehicle is to an object. The distance is determined by the four ultrasonic sensors located on the rear bumper. When shifting into REVERSE (R) and an object is detected, one of the following will occur:

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A chime will sound the first time an object is detected.

URPA can detect objects 3 inches (7.6 cm) and wider, and at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) tall, but it cannot detect objects that are above trunk level. In order for the rear sensors to recognize an object, it must be within operating range.

If the URPA system is not functioning properly, the display will flash red, indicating that there is a problem.

The light will also flash red while driving if a trailer is attached to your vehicle, or a bicycle or object is on the back of, or hanging out of your trunk. The light will continue to flash until the trailer or the object is removed and your vehicle is driven forward at least

15 mph (25 km/h). It may also flash red if the ultrasonic sensors are not kept clean. So be sure to keep your rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush or the system may not work properly. If after cleaning the rear bumper and driving forward at least 15 mph (25 km/h), the display continues to flash red, see your dealer.

It may also flash red if your vehicle is moving in

REVERSE (R) at a speed greater than 3 mph (5 km/h).

Other conditions that may affect system performance include things like the vibrations from a jackhammer or the compression of air brakes on a very large truck.

As always, drivers should use care when backing up a vehicle. Always look behind you, being sure to check for other vehicles, obstructions and blind spots. For cleaning instructions, see “Cleaning Your Vehicle” in the Index.

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